Basement Sate

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Description

Basement Sate brings a hearty dose of Parisian chic to the centre of Soho. A venue with its fingers in many pies, this is your go-to bar if you're searching for a quick sweet nibble, a drink with friends and some hardcore dancing towards the end of the night. The bar itself embodies the characteristics of London's finer bars; dark wood, intimate spaces, exposed brick and design-led interiors. The focus here is more on the details in the food and drinks however.

Basement Sate serves exquisite dessert plates to pair with their alcoholic concoctions. So go on and satiate your curiosity - and your sweet tooth - on a late night venture into central London sometime soon.

Cocktail and Pastry Classes:

Pastry:

Basement Sate is now opening its kitchen for pâtisserie-curious. In the course of two hours you'll be transported into a world of sweets and delights in which you'll learn to make all kinds of French pastries, such as macaroons, meringue-based lemon tarts, chocolate éclairs... No pastry will any longer be a mystery for you!

(maximum group of 5, £70 per person)

Bar:

In two hours long classes you will learn about the history of any spirits and the cocktails created with them. You will then step behind the bar as the bartender will help you craft your own cocktail while explaining to you the hows and whys it should be made this way - all of course according to your own taste. Likely a good opportunity to wow your friends and family with newfound expertise - or just the pleasure of sharing a good drink with them.

(maximum group of 14, £40 per person)

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Soho
18
No music
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
18:00 00:00
18:00 01:30
18:00 01:30
18:00 01:30
18:00 01:30
18:00 01:30
18:00 00:00

Location

Basement Sate
8 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HN

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Tottenham Court Road (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £5.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.00
Cocktail £9.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.00
Bottle of Champagne £70.00

Menus

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A word from the chef:
Basement Sate serves a range of desserts priced between £6 and £8 to satisfy your sweet tooth. The menu is carefully constructed by acclaimed pastry chef Romain Rocher and is as delicious as it is experimental.

Our Review

Basement Sate - Cocktail Bar Review

Basement Sate - Cocktail Bar Review

“This is not a brothel, there are no prostitutes at this address”. Somewhat disappointed but having found the brass plaque on the wall outside emblazoned with the writing ‘Basement Sate’, this was definitely the right place,...

Read our full Basement Sate - Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 110 £2000 £5500
Bar Area Basement Space 40
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Went Tuesday evening, had a couple of cocktails and one dessert all delicious, staff very friendly, hard to find, love the note on the door. Would recommend and will be returning at3110 visited Basement Sate on 23 Feb 2016
25 Feb 2016 by
5

I really like this place. It's completely hidden away and it's easy to miss it as you walk past. The desserts are great for sharing and are pretty much works of art. I had a great mango cheesecake one last time I went, which went well with the passion-fruit Martini!
21 Mar 2016 by
4
1 person people found this helpful

Went on a Sunday night and very quiet . You need to be in the know to know that this bar exists as no signage !! Great mood and fab atmosphere in the bar . We had 2 desserts and both were just amazing . Go out for dinner and come here for your dessert and after dinner drinks !!! The best .... asal490 visited Basement Sate on 10 Apr 2016
12 Apr 2016 by
5

Well made cocktails but the dessert we ordered to share was a travesty. Stale sponge and tasteless jelly. Stick to the drinks. It's what everyone else in the bar was doing. simonrobins visited Basement Sate on 01 May 2016
04 May 2016 by
2

Visited Basement Sate on a Thursday night and the place was pretty hopping. The music was lively and the desserts were delicious. Didn't opt for a cocktail but they looked great all the same.
16 Feb 2016 by
4

shame not very pleasant staff quite a poor attitude would not go there again, if you going to be that rude should not be in the job and I have to write min 30 words to do this review, but think summed this place u-p in one sentence, would not give it one star but site wont let me leave nil robert visited Basement Sate on 06 Feb 2016
08 Feb 2016 by
1
1 person people found this helpful

expected good things here, but the when we got in, the music was ok, not great. the crowd.. ok. We came for the desserts and drinks..but the list was short for both drinks and desserts. Good thing was we did get a seat and table as we reserved. Wouldn't come here again. Caleb visited Basement Sate on 13 Nov 2015
17 Nov 2015 by
1

Rude waiter. Although knowledgeable about drinks, provided little else apart from an arrogant attitude and negative vibe towards our table. Won't be going again. For the service we received, found it to be overpriced. Dessert was ok, but could definitely find better at other Soho establishments nearby. tapz visited Basement Sate on 01 Dec 2015
04 Dec 2015 by
1

Awesome night. Fantastic staff and great drinks. Sadly Chef not around to make desserts. Music was a little loud would be nice if they could lower it a bit for chatting. Jade visited Basement Sate on 30 Nov 2015
04 Dec 2015 by
4

I made a booking for 8 people in the bar area and when I arrived I was directed to an area with three bar stools and about 10 other people. When I queried this and asked how my party of 8 is supposed to fit here, I was told that this is what a bar area booking is, and that I should just order a drink and enjoy myself - I obviously didn't hang around! Terrible service. I work in hospitality and I would've expected someone to call me to let me know that the bar area is just an alcove where everyone is squeezed in and not suitable for 8 people. An awful experience! Maia visited Basement Sate on 05 Dec 2015
08 Dec 2015 by
1

Cool bar, knowledgable staff. Paid just over £70 for 4 cocktails and 2 desserts Danny visited Basement Sate on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
4

We went as a surprise birthday treat for a friend and she loved it! The food and cocktails were very good! A great place for a treat! visited Basement Sate on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

Pretty awesome night, music had me bopping my head and great waiter service. visited Basement Sate on 12 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Great place. Really chilled out. Good for dates! visited Basement Sate on 13 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016 by
4

Good drinks and atosphere but very slow service and hardly any food was available from the limited menu. visited Basement Sate on 16 Nov 2016
18 Nov 2016 by
3

Excellent service. Delicious cocktail. Seductive ambience. visited Basement Sate on 25 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
5

Service: It was easy to book, and when I potentially had two extra people who may or may not join the party, staff quickly responded via email and were very flexible. On the night, we were running late and calling up to delay our attendance was easy. When we arrived even later than I had postponed our booking, the staff present on the night were very warm and accommodating. For nights in London that never go exactly to plan, Basement Sate did their best to make sure ours wouldn't be ruined. Cocktails: Delicious and creative, worth the price, especially considering cocktails in all the surrounding areas are not that different in price. Desserts: This is perhaps the most unique part and they were delicious! Atmosphere: I didn't like the music, everything else about the vibe of the place was good otherwise. visited Basement Sate on 04 Nov 2016
06 Nov 2016 by
4

Average food, good service, nothing special visited Basement Sate on 29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by
3

Desert plus cocktails plus great staff who could ask for more! Wolfberry cocktail is amazing! jill visited Basement Sate on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

I love the venue, cocktails were great but on both occasions I've found the service to be way too slow. garciaone visited Basement Sate on 23 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016 by
2

Amazing desserts and a really cool vibe! visited Basement Sate on 25 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016 by
5

Absolutely fantastic night... great service, great atmosphere and great dessert! Pierre is an absolute gent and took care of our every need... my girlfriends surprise party was a roaring success! Folu visited Basement Sate on 07 Nov 2015
09 Nov 2015 by
5

What a great night down in the basement. Staff were very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the fact that it was not packed so we could have a proper girlie catch up. I recommend to book a snug area. The menu is limited but the few items on there are very good quality. Overall a nice venue to meet in the middle of soho. Thanks Conny visited Basement Sate on 06 Nov 2015
08 Nov 2015 by
4

Experience was good but full bill wasn't delivered at the end after half the party had left meaning one person had to pay £50 for peoples drinks - not good! visited Basement Sate on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
3

Great evening. Nice atmosphere and great cocktails William visited Basement Sate on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
5

This place looks really great, I love new bars in Soho they're always really cool, especially when they're in a dark basement. Its cool that it is open so late too; more time for drinking!
25 Jul 2014 by
4
1 person people found this helpful

The decor in this new bar is really classy. Well done on that. Leather chairs and sofas and are nicely offset by the exposed brickwork and tastefully done bar display. The drinks are amazing. They're not your usual cocktails. They're well done and each have many interesting ingredients. Their citrus flavoured gin based cocktail was delicious. We didn't have any desserts but they looked amazing. This is well worth checking out.
18 Sep 2014 by
5

Lovely vibe and decor,I will definitely try to make it back here to try more of the delicious cocktails. Nisrine visited Basement Sate on 18 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017 by
4

Really nice, original cocktails and relaxed atmosphere. visited Basement Sate on 21 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017 by
5

A bit disconcerted by the sign at the door advising us that "this is not a brothel"!!! And there was no actual sign for the bar. However, once we found it and got over the brothel reference we liked the venue - atmosphere was very good and the cocktails were also good. Would re-visit. visited Basement Sate on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and desserts! It was just a bit dark in the corner booth tables. visited Basement Sate on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Perfect spot for some nice after dinner drinks with a great team looking after everyone really well. visited Basement Sate on 23 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017 by
5

Cool bar, really nice staff, unfortunately the table we reserved a month before wasn't held for us and after 35mins standing waiting we left without a drink. Very busy on a Thursday night so reserving a table seems pointless.
02 May 2015 by
3
1 person people found this helpful

Great bar, exceptional service, lovely cocktails (try the turtle one!). One suggestion though, maybe infused water like cucumber water in jugs would really make it on point. Will definitely go again . :)
31 May 2015 by
5

Chilled atmosphere (but not chilly); fabulously knowledgeable bartender; unusual, wonderful cocktails and breathtaking desserts. Awesome! Depending on when you arrive, there are some semi-private seating areas but positively the most comfortable vantage point was a swivel-pedestal, leather-padded armchair...
21 Aug 2015 by
5
1 person people found this helpful

Great little bar. Very comfortable atmosphere - somewhere not too busy but with high quality drinks. Excellent recommendations from friendly staff. Unfortunately the evening we were there, the chef was ill and so there was no dessert! The drinks are good enough to warrant a return visit though so hopefully we'll have more luck second time around!
09 Sep 2015 by
4

Great little bar for catching up with friends, and a booth for a birthday party with great drinks is perfect. Recommended! Was quiet too, not too hectic so was a good balance. joncleave visited Basement Sate on 20 Oct 2015
23 Oct 2015 by
5

Staff were so friendly and the venue was relaxed and fun. I started with the Little Japan, then moved on to the Provence, also completely delicious. Nice friendly crowd and pleasing music. Would recommend. Rebekah visited Basement Sate on 24 Oct 2015
26 Oct 2015 by
4

Great place, very specialised. The music at times was a bit jarring and loud to nightclub proportions but cocktails, desserts, service (especially the doorman) were fab. I'd def go again.
03 Aug 2015 by
4

We went to Basement Sate for the first time on Friday night post-theatre. Service was fantastic. However the music was way too loud and a bit inappropriate for the space. Too much dance music though it looked like a chill place from the photos. Cocktails were tasty. Desserts were amazing. The green forest and kinder surprise were delectable. Knowledgable and attentive staff. We would have liked to stay longer but conversation was impossible with the music.
05 Jul 2015 by
4
1 person people found this helpful

What seems like a Newly Refurbished Speak easy in the center of Soho. Great spot. red Door. Drinks are truly special. Space for small groups that are quite cool. Generally a Cool Spot. next time I am not going on a Monday
03 Jun 2015 by
4

Great night out and we were treated to lovely Bloody Marys although it wasn't on the menu. We had a fab time with there with impeccable service, lovely staff and amazing ambience.
21 Jun 2015 by
4

Highly recommend Basement Sate. We had great service all night from a very patient Zoe and the space was perfect for catching up with friends. Great atmosphere which you can chat easily in without it being too noisy. Cocktails were fab as were the nibbles and desserts. Great location for everyone meeting up after work. Thanks for a lovely evening.
27 Jun 2015 by
4

Amazing atmosphere! Great staff, service and drink selection! The perfect date spot! visited Basement Sate on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by
5

The staff and drinks here are always good. However, it was so warm and dark in there we had to use phone light to see the menu, and nearly fell asleep in the coccoon-like atmosphere! visited Basement Sate on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
4

Great cocktail bar. Friendly staff and delicious drinks. Definitely recommend this place, a hidden gem of London James visited Basement Sate on 10 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017 by
5

Really cool bar. Had a great date there. Tried a few of the cocktails and thought they were average, all a bit too sweet. Other than that, really good, started elsewhere then came here, definitely worth booking a table. visited Basement Sate on 11 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
4

Always very good service and quality cocktails at Basement Sate. Unfortunately as with anything good in London, it catches on and was packed with 20 year olds ordering beers this past weekend. Looking forward to hearing more about the 2nd location! visited Basement Sate on 11 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
4

My experience was really disappointing. The doorman was unfriendly - perhaps because my partner and I were dressed rather casually and we look quite young. Once downstairs, there were no staff members to greet us, so we were left wandering the venue despite having made a reservation. It was clear they were severely understaffed. I finally flagged down a staff member who promised to get us seated after he put some glasses away. It took him 2 more trips before he finally sat us. The booth we were sat in was cramped and hard to move around in and the music was incredibly loud and therefore it was hard to have any conversation. The cocktails were good and the desserts were okay (much better on paper than in reality). My partner and I finished our food and drinks as quickly as possible and got out of the loud, cramped, chaotic, and slow to serve venue. What a disappointing way to end our valentines weekend celebration. Grace visited Basement Sate on 11 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
2

Great, place as always - will definitely visit again. visited Basement Sate on 02 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by
4

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